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Bacterial vaginosis and its implication in preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes. A review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1757814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Preterm delivery continues to occur in 5% to 10% of all births, with a perinatal mortality rate between 50% and 80%. In recent years, the role of infection with lower genital tract organisms in precipitating preterm labor/delivery and premature rupture of membranes has come under considerable study. This article reviews the mechanisms by which infection may play a role in these problems, with a specific focus on bacterial vaginosis. Clinical management issues are addressed, including screening of prenatal patients, diagnostic criteria, and treatment possibilities.
H D Reynolds
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nurse-midwifery     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0091-2182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurse Midwifery     Publication Date:    1991 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-05     Completed Date:  1992-02-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365647     Medline TA:  J Nurse Midwifery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-96     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT 06536-0740.
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Gas / standards
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Vaginosis, Bacterial / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology

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